2014: A Crazy Year of Adventure

2014: A Crazy Year of Adventure

As this year comes to a close I can’t help but think back on all of the crazy adventures I’ve had. This time last year I was struggling with my teaching placement in the Chinese countryside, wondering if I would abandon my contract half-way through and go back to America. I was lonely, a little […]

5 Places in Asia I Need to Revisit

5 Places in Asia I Need to Revisit

Over the years I’ve realized that I like to spend a lot of time exploring each country. I’ve been living in China for almost two years and I just feel like I’ve finally seen everything I want to see. That said, there’s so many countries I feel like I didn’t spend enough time in. It’s […]

An American in Vietnam: War Remnants Museum

An American in Vietnam: War Remnants Museum

My father could have fought in the Vietnam War; my dad has friends who fought and died in Vietnam. So how is it, visiting Vietnam as an American? Would there be tension? Should I lie and say I’m Canadian? In American high school, they only ever teach you the basics, and the curriculum focus much more […]

The City Saigon

The City Saigon

After a few days in Hanoi, the group of us headed  out to Saigon, otherwise known as Ho Chi Minh City. We got a pretty cheap flight, and arrived mid-afternoon. Once again I was in a different hostel, and unfortunately I didn’t get upgraded this time. My room was a huge dorm room of 10 […]

Kayaking in Ha Long Bay

Kayaking in Ha Long Bay

What is Hanoi without a trip to the famous Ha Long Bay. Stunning limestone cliffs, kayaking through caves, and getting a glimpse of local life on a floating village… What’s not to love? My second full day in Hanoi, the group of us did a tour to Ha Long Bay, a beautiful bay with many […]

48 Hours Wandering Hanoi

48 Hours Wandering Hanoi

Last Updated: March 2016 There’s something I really enjoy about the city of Hanoi. The gritty, compact, bustling atmosphere is exciting! There’s street food everywhere, complete with little tables and chairs, and you can smell all of the different types of food while walking through the city. There are more motorcycles than I ever thought possible: It’s […]

Adventure Awaits Travel Video

Adventure Awaits Travel Video

AYC is having its first annual photo essay and video competitions. Naturally, I entered both, because let’s face it, what else am I going to do with my time? My last post, This is Home, was my photo essay contribution, and the video below is my submission for the video contest. The prizes are a trip […]